The hot weather continued and made the fishing very difficult. Members visited the lakes on 21 occasions and caught 9 fish. The water temperature at Little Bognor was lower than the other lakes, kept low by the shade from the trees and the fresh spring water. The temperature of the spring feeding the top lake at Little Bognor was 16 degrees. All 9 fish were caught from that lake. The weather has broken and the forecast rain should lower the water temperature in all the lakes which will improve the fishing.
Members visited the river on 17 occasions and caught 16 fish including 1 wild trout and a sea trout of 4lb 8ozs. The sea trout was carefully returned, which the club encourages, to continue upstream, spawn and improve the ecology of the river.
The run of bigger sea trout has started and these fish, mainly females, should be handled carefully and returned to the river as quickly as possible. Most of the trout were caught late in the evening from Beats C and D, Keeper’s Bridge and Rotherbridge.
The Environment Agency have finished cutting down the trees around the fish pass.